Hospitality for the Stranger

God’s heart has always been for the foreigners, the aliens and the immigrants, but our human tendency is usually to fear those who are different. Learning a little Greek can help compare and contrast the two approaches to outsiders: xenophobia: fear of the stranger and xenophilia: hospitality

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A Story of Somali Hospitality

The very first student who walked through our doors and took our class on Lake Street was a confident, assertive and strong woman, named Esther (not her real name for the sake of privacy) that I nicknamed “the lioness”. Some years later I was invited to speak

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Great Advice for Volunteer English Tutors

Great advice for anyone interested in joining a Good Neighbor Team or teaching English to refugees from Liz, one of our volunteer tutors and Good Neighbors:  Don’t be afraid. It doesn’t take a professional to teach English. There are many resources, including gaining wisdom by talking to those who

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Staffing Update at SALT

This winter we will be celebrating SALT Director Mike Neterer’s transition to a new ministry opportunity, an international organization focusing on language development opportunities in Somalia. As the founder and Director of SALT for 18 years, Mike developed this relationship-based program that has served the local Somali

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News Mentions

Arrive Ministries was mentioned many times across Twin Cities media outlets about the work we do to resettle and welcome our Afghan refugee neighbors.     11/7/21 in the Star Tribune English tutor, Afghan family in Minnesota forge friendship, word by word   10/26/21 on 5 Eyewitness

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How You Can Respond to the Afghan Refugee Crisis

  As former Afghan interpreters, security personnel, and their families are arriving in the Twin Cities over the next few months, Arrive Ministries is providing apartments, jobs, and basic household items for at least 125 Afghan refugees.  Here's how you can welcome and support Afghan families thatRead more